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Nick Clegg reveals son's cancer battle

By Scott D'Arcy

The moment Nick Clegg and his wife had to tell their eldest son he had blood cancer was one of the "toughest things" for the family.

The former Deputy Prime Minister and Miriam Gonzalez Durantez told how their son Antonio, now 15, was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in September last year.

He found a small, painless lump on his neck and tests found he also had lymphoma across his chest.

After receiving treatment on the NHS at University College Hospital in London, including four monthly cycles of chemotherapy and heavy steroids, he is in remission having suffered severe side-effects including hair loss, vomiting and fatigue.

His mother told ITV's Lorraine Kelly: "The day that he was told, and I think that probably us telling him is one of the toughest things that we have ever done, the following day he went to school. He stood up and told everybody 'I have cancer'."

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